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Hi. I'm a Unix Administrator, mathematics enthusiast, and amateur philosopher. This is where I rant about that which upsets me, laugh about that which amuses me, and jabber about that which holds my interest most: Unix.
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Bus error (core dumped)

Posted 03-23-2010 at 01:42 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

Don't you hate it when ideas flow so rapidly that you can't get them written down fast enough? I find myself in this situation sometimes, and it really is quite annoying. On the plus side, if I ever start up my business that I've been meaning to start, I'll have hundreds of plans to fall back on if something goes wrong...even if 5 out of every 6 ideas didn't make it to paper in time =)
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This database has been brought to you by the number -17

Posted 02-12-2010 at 11:01 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 02-12-2010 at 11:55 AM by rocket357

In this blogpost, I shared two scripts: one was to dynamically configure PostgreSQL to the specs of the machine it's running on (based on three different "usage patterns": web-based backend, online transaction processing, and data warehousing/business intelligence), and the other script was a very basic startup/init script for PostgreSQL. In the init script I put a few new lines (new to me, at least), so I figured I'd explain those.

First off, the lines in question:...
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PostgreSQL reconfigure script

Posted 02-10-2010 at 09:54 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 03-04-2011 at 09:42 AM by rocket357 (Added Version changelog to script)

UPDATE: Script has been revised and is available here

The following script is something I've written up to ease my duties as the PostgreSQL DBA for a large hosting company. It configures PostgreSQL according to whack-a-mole, and it auto-detects various resources such as system RAM, shared memory settings, etc...

The script currently supports Linux and OpenBSD (FreeBSD coming soon!).

Code:
#!/bin/sh

# configPG.sh:
#
# This script
...
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Logical Fallacy in "The Insecurity of OpenBSD"

Posted 01-22-2010 at 11:45 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 01-22-2010 at 01:05 PM by rocket357

First off, the blogpost:

http://allthatiswrong.wordpress.com/2010/01/20/the-insecurity-of-openbsd/


The argument here is NOT whether or not OpenBSD is secure, it's whether or not OpenBSD should implement ACL's. Granted, I'd like to see some more advanced capabilities here, too, but tossing the baby out with the bathwater seems quite silly. A new framework or mindset is needed to understand the problem.

The difference in approaches is simple. Let's say...
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If Intel designed human beings...

Posted 01-01-2010 at 08:55 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 01-02-2010 at 09:55 PM by rocket357

The title is a quote from "Structured Computer Organization, Fifth Edition" by Andrew S. Tanenbaum. The full quote:

"If Intel designed human beings, it would have put in a bit that made them revert back to chimpanzee mode (most of the brain disabled, no speech, sleeps in trees, eats mostly bananas, etc.)."

I'm quite often seen around the internet using a "monkey with glasses" avatar (See it on my LQ profile), and on many occasions people...
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